Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore FRSL (1952-2017) was a British poet, novelist and children's writer.

Dunmore was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, in 1952, the second of four children of Betty (née Smith) and Maurice Dunmore. She studied English at York University, and lived in Finland for two years (1973–75) and worked as a teacher. She lived after that in Bristol. Dunmore was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). Some of Dunmore's children's books are included in reading schemes for use in schools.

In 2017, she published her last book, Birdcage Walk, before writing an article about mortality for The Guardian after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her death was announced on 5 June 2017.


Helen Dunmore. Wikipedia.

Photo: Helen Dunmore, writer and local resident, offered to open the refurbished Henleaze library, Redland, Bristol. April 2008. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (7)
2012  Stormswept (Ingo, #5)
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2012  The Greatcoat
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2008  The Crossing of Ingo (Ingo, #4)
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2007  The Deep (Ingo, #3)
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2006  The Tide Knot (Ingo, #2)
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2005  Ingo (Ingo, #1)
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1996  Fatal Error
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